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Happy Labor Day weekend

Friday, August 29, 2014

I wanted to wish everyone in the US a great holiday weekend. This Labor Day will have significant meaning to me for several reasons:
1. I used to go up north Labor Day weekend and spend time with my Uncle George, but he is no longer with us. emoticon So it will be sad for that reason.
2. I'm working as a temp so I work hard and without benefits. I'm happy I will have off that Monday, but it will be without pay.
3. I'm working hard towards my goal to be healthy. This will be a good weekend for self-care and recommitting myself to those goals.
4. After Labor Day weekend, Caley goes back to school which will be great and stressful at the same time. Life will definitely pick up.
5. People are counting on me for Girl Scouts and I need to get back into that swing.
6. I'm also taking advantage of my last severance package benefit which is Right Management Outplacement so that's another thing on my plate.

It's no surprise why my immune system is faltering and why I'm getting over illness again not to mention tired now and then. So I will be relaxing this weekend and at the same time gearing up for the busy weeks ahead. What about you? What do you have going on?

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ANGELN325 9/5/2014 6:21PM

    Thank you. I have replied on your spark page.

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MRSRIGS1 9/4/2014 8:32PM

    I'm sorry for your loss. May your uncle rest in peace. I, too, am temping. I had neck surgery a few months ago and shoulder surgery several years prior. I have been unemployed for 7 years the end of this month! It has been a long and difficult road not only in recovery but financially. You hang in there! I hope you enjoyed your long weekend!

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ANGELN325 9/2/2014 5:56AM

    Thank you for the wonderful responses. I have replied to each of you personally.

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JUNEAU2010 8/30/2014 9:14PM

    Sounds as if you need this rest day, but I sure understand the absence of pay and absence of loved ones.

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KOFFEENUT 8/30/2014 1:14AM

    Take care of yourself over this long weekend and build some awesome memories with your family!

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MOM2ACAT 8/29/2014 5:30PM

    Mine will be a relaxing weekend at home; this week has been pretty stressful, and I've had 3 appointments within the last 4 days. Just looking forward to relaxing and unwinding!

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BMCOLLEY 8/29/2014 4:19PM

    Think positive about the things you will be facing in the coming future. Remember, what you spend the most time on become a part of you. emoticon

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HARROWJET 8/29/2014 3:59PM

    Enjoy your time off. Rest up for what lies ahead as we get back to our Autumn routines.


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SUNSHINE99999 8/29/2014 3:57PM

  thank you. Enjoy the weekend! emoticon

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Day 2 and feeling good.

Friday, August 22, 2014

So I've done 2 days of the probiotic and 2 days of the orange smooth and today I tried one of the bars (lemon cranberry) and so far, I'm doing good. I've not noticed anything significant yet, but I'm not feeling bad either. I don't care for the lemon/cranberry combo, but I love how big the cranberries are in the bar. I wish it was just a cranberry bar! Luckily, the lemon isn't too strong and while the bar seemed small, it was very satisfying. My ankle is still healing, but at least my arches aren't hurting. Just going to keep on trucking. Have a great weekend everybody!

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ANGELN325 8/25/2014 8:04AM

    Thank you for all the comments. I've replied to each of you personally. I've done the orange smooth and will be doing the probiotic shortly.

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MOM2ACAT 8/23/2014 4:21PM

    Glad it's going good so far!

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SUBMOM2 8/22/2014 11:38PM

    I hope the ankle continues to get better.

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HARROWJET 8/22/2014 7:56PM

    emoticon emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 8/22/2014 6:45PM

    I love lemon and cranberry, but that is an Odd combo!

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I'm so excited!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Tonight when I came home, I noticed a package on my door step and it was from SparkPeople. I opened it up and I was selected to try out some products from Metamucil. I had put my hat in the ring, but it had been awhile back and kind of forgot about it, but when I opened the package up, I instantly jumped up and down for joy ( ankle hasn't healed yet)! I have a 30 day supply of 2 of the products which I have to do for 30 days and then I have another product that I can try when I feel like. I will get a survey later on where I get to sound off what I think.

I'm so happy because I eat their wafer bars so it will be interesting to see how this goes and hopefully if enough of us have good results, we will have some more products on the market. This has really fired me up more than I already am to get where I need to go. It's the simple things really isn't it that just make us think....

I got some stuff for my flat feet and ankle and I did a test run today and no pain in my ankle and my arches were not killing me today. I'm going to do another little test run tomorrow. I forgot my tracker so I want to see what happens when I hit the elusive 3000 steps. That seems to be when the pain comes.

I'm very proud of myself. Even though I'm not happy with the inches gained or the scale at the 200 mark, I'm proud of the small victories I'm seeing. This has been the worse year personally. I've lost 3 relatives all within a 3 month period. I'm trying to rebuild my life after losing a job I had for 11 years. I'm just a temp and the hours are not the best. They actually suck because it's really bumming my daughter out. She misses me so much, but we make the best of it. Then to top it off. I have this dippy ankle injury! Last year, this would have easily been a 15 to 20 lb gain, but somehow I'm holding the line and trying to make things happen.

I'm tired of injuries holding me back. I'm tired of watching on the sidelines and seeing people I respect achieve goals that deep down I know I'm capable of.

I look at my dad and he's getting so heavy again and he's getting sick again and I hear he's not eating well from my daughter and it makes me sad and angry because he should be taking better care of himself and I realize that if I don't get my act together, that will be me in 20+ years, but worse, because my mobility is at stake. Anyone who knows me, my independence is everything to me.

I look at my daughter and I know she needs me at my best and I know that right now, I'm her hero because I'm not a quitter. I keep fighting. I keep going. It doesn't matter what aches or pains I have, I try to work around it and that makes me feel good.

So I'm fired up. I'm ready. Let the games begin!

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MCJOYFUL 8/28/2014 5:20PM

    You are doing so good! Congrats on being selected to try the new products. Keep us posted.

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ANGELN325 8/22/2014 1:39PM

    Thank you guys. I've responded personally to each of you.

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MOM2ACAT 8/21/2014 4:28PM

    Congrats on your win!

Congrats on your small victories too, those are just as important as the big ones, they are what helps to keep us going!

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JUNEAU2010 8/21/2014 3:07PM

    Thank you for sharing the picture with the comment about lapping those on the couch. I needed that. You are finding out you are stronger than you have given yourself credit for being. I predict great things ahead for you!

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KNEEMAKER 8/20/2014 10:37PM


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I found this today and I had to share!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I was commenting on a person's wall when I found this comment and I absolutely love it so I had to turn it into a blog as motivation for not only me, but all of us! The only thing I changed was the emoticons because those didn't copy over and so I added my own flair there.

emoticon L - Little by little does the trick!
emoticon E - Every choice is important.
emoticon T - Trust yourself.
emoticon S - Stumbling is not falling.

emoticon G - Great changes take time - be patient.
emoticon E - Encourage yourself every day
emoticon T - Today is all that is important.

emoticon M - Momentum is difficult to establish, but what keeps you going.
emoticon O - Obstacles are there to make you stronger.
emoticon V - Victory will be yours
emoticon I - If you bite it - write it!
emoticon N - Never give up!
emoticon G - Giant steps donít work - baby steps do.

*This lovely message was shared by SHARON10002 with the more acrostics for May. Thank you for such a wonderful SPARK!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANGELN325 8/29/2014 1:50PM

    Thanks! I responded to each of you personally.

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MCJOYFUL 8/28/2014 5:21PM

    Ooo, I like that! Thanks for sharing!

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ROCKYCPA 8/21/2014 8:21PM

    emoticon Thanks!

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ANGELN325 8/21/2014 6:44PM

    Thank you guys. I responded to each of you personally.

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JUNEAU2010 8/19/2014 8:06PM


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LIFESTYLE12 8/19/2014 9:01AM

    emoticon right on target! very motivational ;)

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JUSTECROYEZ 8/19/2014 6:03AM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing!

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Back to your regular programming.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This week was a hard week, but I got through it and realize if I want to make grounds in my health realm, I need to deal with this ankle issue. It's getting worse. Now even my good tennis don't protect me if I walk too much. I had my ankle elevated with an ice pack last night and going to take ibuprofen today. My mission is to get me an ankle support that I can wear all the time. Something I can slip over like a sock and if that is not enough to get some better supports in my shoes. Wish me luck!

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ANGELN325 8/19/2014 5:42AM

    Thank you guys all your support. I have responded to each of you personally. An update to this blog: I did some research yesterday on OTC supports and went to Walgreens and got some tri support insoles and an ankle support. Then I iced my ankle last night. Hoping this helps me get back to the road to recovery!

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JUNEAU2010 8/16/2014 10:32PM

    emoticon Ankles are tricky things!

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KOFFEENUT 8/16/2014 3:12PM

    You'll figure out something that will work for you - hang in there!

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